When I was young I was curious like most children are. So to inquire about things was a natural thing for me. Well, my aunt must have gotten tired of my questions, because she said to me one day, “Gayl, you are too inquisitive.”
Thinking back on it now, I’m not sure how it affected me. But I wonder if that’s when I stopped asking so many questions. I remember being shy in school, always afraid to speak up in class.
Listen when Children Inquire
Children are so impressionable, and I’m not sure we always realize how they will react to our words. Sometimes a child’s understanding of a certain word may be different than what we are thinking. Unless we are clear, a child may misunderstand our intent.
My aunt may not have realized it at the time, but saying something like that to a child can really squelch their curiosity. I just wanted to know about things. At least my parents were more understanding. I don’t think they got tired of my questions.
When we are not sure about something we need to inquire for further information. Other people can help, but they may tire of a seemingly endless amount of questions. There is always google to search out answers, but even then we can be led astray.
God Never Tires
It is different with God. He never tires of our questions and always knows our intentions. If we are hurt or angry or just plain don’t understand, we can go to Him no matter what. He will not turn us away, but will guide in the way that is best for each of us. He is always with us.
Sometimes the answers don’t come right away, but that doesn’t mean God hasn’t heard us.
He wants us to rest in Him. We have limited vision, but God sees and knows all. His timing is perfect even if we don’t see it at the time. Never be afraid to inquire of God. He is always ready to listen to His children.
Isaiah 40:28-29 (CSB)
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the whole earth.
He never becomes faint or weary; there is no limit to his understanding.
He gives strength to the faint and strengthens the powerless.
God Gives Peace
There are questions I am asking God. He has not given me specific answers yet, but He has given me peace. I choose not to worry but to trust in His perfect timing. It is so freeing to give the burdens to Him.
That doesn’t mean I forget about the issues, but instead of worrying I continue to pray and read scriptures. And often at just the right time a friend will send a scripture or song to encourage me.
Just today in my reading in Psalms these verses jumped out at me, and I understood them in a new way.
Psalm 84:5-6 (CSB)
5 Happy are the people whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,[a]
they make it a source of spring water;
even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings.[b]
Our tears can be turned into spring water ushering in blessings. Jesus gives us the living water, and the well never runs dry.
John 4:14 (CSB)
But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again.
In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up in him for eternal life.
I want to leave you with this blessing of hope:
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13(CSB)
Inquire is the word prompt for Day 11 of #write28days.
You can find the rest of my series HERE.
I’m linking up with: #LMMLinkup, #InspireMeMonday
14 thoughts on “Inquire: God Never Tires of our Questions”
hi gayl, i’m your next door neighbor on the fb page today. hope is one of the topics i write about. i love your Scriptures! great post!
Thank you, Martha! I’ll be sure to check out your post, too. 🙂 Glad you’re my neighbor today. Blessings to you!
Loved the reminder to pray instead of worry. Great post! And thanks for the hope-filled blessing at the end as well!
Thank you! Yes, we all need to be reminded to pray rather than worry. 🙂 Blessings to you!
hello again gayl. i’m also your neighbor at anita’s website!
Hi Martha! 🙂 Guess we were meant to be neighbors today. 🙂 Blessings to you!
What an amazing gathering of Scriptures and thoughts here. Even though I have dealt with my own shortcomings of impatience with my children, I still have always had so much joy to see the wonder in a child-like heart. And you are right, it is so easy to squelch that wonder, and bruise those tender new shoots. But what precious Words from God to know that He pours His springs of living water over those dry and squelched off places. He does restore that sense of wonder, when He brings His hope back to a heart! Oh may I look for those places more closely now, in all of those young hearts around me. Lord renew in me that sense of hope and wonder again too! Love and Hugs to you! xoxo
I think we all have had shortcomings of impatience with our children at times. But, yes, I also have joy in seeing the wonder of a child. I think we all need time with children to help us keep that sense of wonder. But you’re right that God can restore it to us, too, as He gives hope. I pray that we never lose the wonder of a sunrise or sunset or a rainbow or joy in a child who finds wonder in the simplest things. May God continue to renew that hope and wonder as you have shared. Blessings, love and hugs to you, dear sister! xoxo
My husband’s youngest son used to be so talkative when we married. Sometime in high school he quit talking.
I’ve often wondered if I discouraged him sometime after I married his dad. It could just be from losing his mom and sister in the car accident because there were other issues he had.
I know that I did my best when our children came along to not squelch indecisiveness or creativeness
I don’t think you can blame yourself for his not talking as much. He had a lot to process from losing his mom and sister, and having you join the family was also a new thing. God can use us in so many ways. You were probably a help in his life. It’s often so hard to know what to say or do in these situations, but I believe God takes our meager efforts and uses them for His purposes. Much love and many blessings to you, dear Mandy! xo
I was that same inquisitive little child. My grandpa used to call me a worrywart, not because I was worried, but because I worried him with all my questions!
Love your collage!
Also, thanks for sharing from Psalm 84. My heart is set on a pilgrimage home!
Thanks for visiting, Jerralea! Sounds like we both were inquisitive. 🙂 Psalm 84 is a favorite of mine. I’m glad you like the collage. Hope the rest of your week goes well. Blessings to you!
I’m so glad that God doesn’t tire of our questions. I have so many. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your beautiful creative spirit, Gayl.
Yes, I’m glad that we can ask Him whatever questions come to mind. Thank you for your encouragement, Lisa. Blessings to you!